IPL 2018 22nd match played between Delhi Daredevils and Kings XI Punjab at Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi. Afghan spinner Mujeeb Ur Rahman defended 17 runs in last over against DD batsman Shreyas Iyer to provide KXIP 4 runs win. Check here the DD vs KXIP 22nd match IPL 2018 highlights.
Ankit Rajpoot was the star performer for KXIP and got good support from Andrew Tye and Mujeeb Ur Rahman to restrict the Delhi Daredevils batsman in the chase and Punjab won by 4 runs on last ball of the match.
DD vs KXIP 22nd Match IPL 2018 Highlights
IPL 2018 Match 22 Analysis : DD vs KXIP, 22nd Match
Toss : Delhi Daredevils won the toss and opted to bowl first.
Man of the Match : Ankit Rajpoot
Match Number : 22
|Match||Date||KXIP Inns||DD Inns||Result||MoM|
|DD vs KXIP||Monday, April 23, 2018||143-8(20)||139-8(20)||Kings XI Punjab won by 4 runs||Ankit Rajpoot|
The low scoring encounter at Feroz Shah Kotla stadium between Kings XI Punjab and Delhi Daredevils witnessed a low scoring match; with superb bowling performance from both side but it was Kings XI Punjab who won the match.
KXIP started their inning with Aaron Finch and Lokesh Rahul as star opener Chris Gayle was not playing due to some niggle. But bowler friendly pitch didn’t suit KXIP batsman as Liam Plunkett was at it best in his IPL debut match. Liam Plunkett took 3 wickets and controlled the run rate from one end by giving only 17 runs in his 4 overs quota. He got support from Trent Boult and Avesh Khan also who took 2-2 wickets. Karun Nair was the top scorer with 34 runs and KXIP posted a total of 143 runs with the loss of 8 wickets in 20 overs.
Delhi Daredevils made 5 changes in this match but they couldn’t change their losing streak. Coming to the chase, DD gave chance to U-19 world cup hero Prithvi Shaw to open the inning alongside their skipper Gautam Gambhir. He given steady start but couldn’t make it big and got out after making solid 10 ball 22 runs. Other batsman also got out in quick succession and within power-play overs they lost their top-3 batsman. It was Shreyas Iyer who made his half century and was strong at other end; but he couldn’t deliver it in last over and KXIP won the match by 4 runs in low scoring match.
KXIP Inns : Karun Nair – 34(32), David Miller – 26(19), Liam Plunkett – 4-17-3, Trent Boult – 3-21-2, Avesh Khan – 4-36-2
DD Inns : Shreyas Iyer – 57(45), Rahul Tewatia – 24(21), Ankit Rajpoot – 4-23-2, Andrew Tye – 4-25-2, Mujeeb Ur Rahman – 4-25-2
KXIP now bags the top spot at IPL point table. See the complete ipl run rate table of IPL 2018 here.